NoVA Labor will march in the Martin Luther King Day Parade today in Leesburg, Virginia starting at 10 am, and then Progressive Maryland and allies in Maryland's Fight for $15 Coalition will hold a rally in Annapolis, starting at 5 pm.
Tomorrow, the Metro Council's Bread and Roses series presents "From 'At The River I Stand' to Janus v. AFSCME" starting at 6p at the Takoma Busboys and Poets. The free program includes a screening of the classic film 'At The River I Stand' with intro and post-film Q&A connecting public sector worker struggles past and present with AFSCME area director Edgar de Jesus, Andrew Washington, AFSCME Council 20 Executive Director, and David Burbank, president of AFSCME 3399, which represents City of Takoma Park employees.
Complete details, as always, at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born. Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as twin pillars for social reform.
Today’s labor quote is by Martin Luther King Jr, who said:
"The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress."
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